Funeral services for Louis Mullenix will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday, September 26, 2022, from the chapel of Riser Funeral Home, Columbia with Bro. Brian Rankin officiating. Interment will follow at Hebert Cemetery. The family will hold a visitation at the funeral home on Sunday, September 25, 2022, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM.
Louis Albert Mullenix , age 87, passed away September 23, 2022. He was born in Hebert, LA on October 6, 1934, to the union of his parents, Porter and Cecil Mullenix. He did many things in his life. He lost his dad early in life. At an early age he hoed cotton, picked cotton by hand, plowed the fields with mules, worked at cotton gins, gas stations, and sold fish he caught to put food on the table for his family. He later married the love of his life, Louise Swett Mullenix. He was 19 and she was 16. Louis started working with Atlas Construction Co. on a dragline, known as a walking montique, digging the Lafourche Canal. Later he worked on a large land oil rig in south Louisiana for a few years. He then went offshore and became the youngest tool pusher. He did that for 12 years, but his passion had always been farming. Louis quit his oilfield work in 1972 and pursued his dream of farming. He was a successful farmer who could make anything grow. Once he was nominated for Farmer of the Year and was "runner up." During this time he was on the Board of Directors of Four Forks Gin, where he served as the chairman of the board for over a decade. He also served on the board of directors at the Rayville and Tallulah cotton warehouses, Richland Grain, Northeast Louisiana Fiber Co., and Farm Bureau in Caldwell Parish. Louis has been a Mason since 1961.
Louis retired in 1996 at age 62. He sold his farming equipment and settled down with his wife and loved playing with his grandkids. Louis was full of humor and never met a stranger. What you saw in Louis was what you got, anytime you saw him. He always had a funny story to tell. He was a people person and gave selflessly. Although Louis accomplished many things in his successful career, his greatest accomplishment and joy was his family. He worked hard to leave a legacy for his family. He was very involved with all of his grandchildren. He was a wonderful husband, dad, and grandpa, and he will be missed by them all.
Louis was preceded in death by his mother and dad, and his beloved wife of 62 years, Louise. Left to mourn his loss and cherish his memory are his two wonderful sons, Larry and Dennis Mullenix; his loving daughter, Janet Boyett and husband, Duncan; and his very special daughters-in-law, Debbie and Cindy Mullenix, all of Hebert. All his grandchildren were special to him. They are Robin Floyes (Greg), Steven Mullenix, Deann Floyd (Darrin Shipp), Leann Boyett, Jonathan Mullenix (C.D.); great-grandchildren are Tristan Mullenix, Carley Mullenix, Nealy Ellerbe (Ross), Emily Floyes, Shelby Floyes, Hope Parker, Sadie Floye, Gus Mullenix, and Amelia Mullenix; great-great-grandchildren, Natalie Ellerbe and Greyson Ellerbe; his two brothers, George Mullenix (Shirley) and Tim Mullenix (Patricia); and a host of nieces and nephews. The family would also like to thank his caregivers Diana Craft and Dana Tillman.
Serving as pallbearers will be Jonathan Mullenix, Tristan Mullenix, Kenneth Graham, Jimmy Graham, Glenn Mullenix, and Scott Mullinex. Honorary pallbearers are David Erskine, Roger Wheeler, Jimmy Fuller, Pete Lively, Roger Shipp, Dub Weed, and Jeff Bailes.